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pulted into the front-rank of Jewish writers in this country. The
title story and “Envy” reveal originality, deep knowledge of Jew­
ish communal and cultural life and a fresh, unique imagination.
P o t o k , Cha im .
The Chosen.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967. 271
pp. $7.95. New York: Fawcett, 1974. $1.25.
This is the novel that won Chaim Potok national acclaim. It
probes into and describes lovingly the sort of Jewish life seldom
depicted in Jewish-American fiction. It moves to Hasidic life in
New York, to yeshiva study and to religious conflict, as rep­
resented in the sons of a Hebrew teacher and a Hasidic rabbi.
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M y Nam e is Asher L ev.
New York: Knopf, 1972. 350 pp. $7.95.
New York: Fawcett, 1973. $1.50.
In this novel, the popular novelist describes the conflict be­
tween a Jewish artist and his observant father and also weaves
into his story the effort to free Jews from the Soviet Union and
bring them to freedom in Israel.
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T he Promise.
New York: Knopf, 1969. 359 pp. $6.95. New York:
Fawcett, 1974. $1.50.
An engrossing sequel to
T he Chosen.
Here, Danny, the son of
the Hasidic leader, turns to psychology, and Reuven, the son of
the
melamed,
turns to the rabbinate.
R ib a lo w , H a r o l d
U.
M y Nam e A loud .
New York: Yoseloff, 1969.
560 pp. $8.95.
An anthology of thirty-eight stories by Jewish writers on Jew­
ish subjects and themes. Included are Charles Angoff, Jerome
Charyn, Stanley Elkin, Richard M. Elman, Seymour Epstein,
Arthur Granit, Joanne Greenberg, Bernard Malamud, Wallace
Markfield, Hugh Nissenson, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Henry
Roth, Philip Roth, Isaac Bashevis Singer and others.
R o t h , H e n r y .
Call I t Sleep.
New York: Cooper Square, 1934. 599 pp.
$5.95. New York: Avon, 1974. $1.25.
A tormented but extraordinary novel, first published at the end
of 1934, about the son of immigrant Jewish parents who arrived
in New York at the turn of the century. The heart of the book
is the relationship between son and mother as the son tries to
survive in the city’s cruel jungle streets.
R o t h , P h i l ip .
Goodbye , Columbus.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959.
298 pp. $6.50. New York: Bantam, 1970. $1.50.
The novella which gives this collection its name, plus “Defender
of the Faith” and "Eli, the Fanatic,” moved Roth into the fore­
front of American-Jewish writers, a critical position he still holds
after more than fifteen years of producing a steady stream of books.
S c h a e f f e r , Su san F rom b erg .
Falling.
New York: Macmillan, 1973.